Rob Gronkowski's house robbed while he was at Super Bowl; 911 audio released
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WJAR) —
Foxborough police said Tuesday that they are investigating a burglary at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Police said the break-in was reported at 6:18 p.m. Monday. Gronkowski was away at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis last week. The team returned Monday afternoon.
"He had come home and found his home had been burglarized, so police responded and we're conducting kind of a routine property crime investigation," Chief William Baker of the Foxborough Police Department told NBC 10 News.
Later on Tuesday, authorities released audio of the 911 call Gronkowski made after he discovered that his home had been robbed.
"Hello. This isn't an emergency. This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and uh, while I was gone my whole house got robbed, uh, while I was on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back," Gronkowski told a dispatcher.
A police report notes that shows Gronkowski's room was "locked and secured," but items were stolen from the rooms of his two housemates, including Robert Goon, who has been described as Gronk's friend, bodyguard and driver, as well as Nathan Ruckdashel.
Ruckdashel told police two items worth several hundred dollars were missing from his room. The report also reveals that thieves broke a window to get inside the tight end's home.
While the report also reveals that thieves broke a window to get inside the tight end's home, a list of items that were stolen has been redacted.
"Out of respect for the homeowner's privacy and because this remains a very active and dynamic criminal investigation the police are not releasing any information about items stolen or possible suspects as this case moves forward," a police news release said.
The Associated Press reported that according to a Broadcastify.com recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says, "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken.
"Whether it's Rob Gronkowski or Bill Baker, if you're the victim of this kind of property crime, it's intrusive, personal, and unpleasant," the chief said.
Gronkowski's home is on Congdon Circle, a gated community less than 3 miles from Gillette Stadium. Chopper video shows a large, white fence surrounding the property.
Police won't say if there are any suspects or when they think the break-in took place.
Meanwhile, at least one Foxborough resident said the robbery is "a shame."
"It's terrible that he has to come back after a loss at the Super Bowl and come back to this. We don't like this to happen in our town anyway, let alone to someone like Gronk, who we love," Joanne Bell said.
The Patriots did not immediately return a message left by NBC 10.
The investigation is ongoing, said police.